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from across the aisle. this tuesday, president obama reveals his strategy for the war in afghanistan in a prime time address from the u.s. military academy in west point, new york, and paul steinhauser, cnn's very own deputy political director f has more. >> good morning, brianna. >> president obama was "diterring" from former vice president dick cheney. what are republicans saying leading up to the speech? >> doing two things, maybe less blunt than the former vice president but they have critical of the president over the length of period that he's taken to make a decision on whether to send more troops to afghanistan. the other thing that we've heard from republicans is support the generals, do what the generals say and we've heard this over and over the last couple of months from top congressional and republicans across the country if general mcchrystal, the u.s. commander in afghanistan wants 40,000 or more troops the president should listen to his generals. if barack obama sends less a substantially less amount than what mcchrystal was asking for, there could be pushback from re
of people calling. >> reporter: lincoln holds the power to stop president obama's top priority in its tracks or let it proceed. she has a tough re-election battle in a state obama lost in 2008 by 20 points, and conservative voters now worry that health care bill spends too much and gives too much power to the government. democratic leaders are well aware of her political pickle, but try to pressure her with this argument. >> i would say to senator lincoln i believe most of the people in arkansas would be relieved and happy to see health care reform. i think the failure to pass a bill is not good for america. it isn't good for any of us in congress or those standing for re-election. >> reporter: another democratic senator who hasn't formally announced her vote is mary landrieu of louisiana. aides released these photos to cnn showing her working with staff, going through the 2,000-plus page health care bill. one thing she'll find is this, a sweetener democratic leaders added to help persuade landrieu. $100 million in medicaid assistance she's been trying to get for her home state of louisiana,
. thank you, sir. >>> new details about the couple accused of crashing president obama's first state dinner. >> yeah. turns out they got a lot closer to the president than we first thought. so close, how about a handshake? yes. this is one of the things people are talking about on facebook and twitter. we want to know what you think. should they be charged for getting into that party, for allegedly crashing that party? or did they not do anything wrong, really? just trying to have a good time? e-mail us, send us your comments to twitter, facebook, you know where to find us. ♪ [ male announcer ] every penny counts. so does every moment. make the most of both this holiday season with great gifts at great prices from l.l. bean. ♪ no matter how the market changes, your retirement savings need care and attention from year to year. open a t.rowe price smartchoice rollover ira, and let our professionals manage it for you. just choose the retirement fund closest to your expected retirement date. our fund managers will adjust the investment mi over time to become more conservative as your
in a state obama lost by 20 points. conservative voters worry the health care bill spends too much and gives too much power to the government. democratic leaders are aware of the political pickle and pressure her with this argument. >> most the people in arkansas will be relieved and happy. the failure to pass the bill is not good for america or any of us in congress or those standing for re-election. >> reporter: another democratic senator who hasn't announced her vote is mary landrieu. she's working with staff, going through the 2000 plus page health care bill. one thing she'll find is this, a sweetener they found to help persuade her. $100 million in medicaid assistance. still struggling from katrina. she's concerned about the cost of the party's health care bill. still, she seems to be leaning toward voting for starting debate. it's why democratic leadership sources are going from cautious to confidence that they will get the 60 votes needed to start debate. richard and betty. >> there's wrinkles buried in the senate bill. it's a 5% tax on cosmetic surgeries. it includes botox and breast
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